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How To Lose Your Audience Before You Ever Open Your Mouth – Part 1

How Body Language Affects A Presentation

Whether you are a funny motivational speaker like me, interviewing for a job, a new CEO addressing your organization, or a sales person delivering a heavy content-rich sales presentation – you have an audience. Your ability to connect with your audience is heavily dependent upon your ability to make a positive emotional connection. People buy from people they like.  No matter what we’re “selling” the bottom line is that we are selling ourselves.

While there are many schools of thought on what makes for an entertaining… Continue reading - How To Lose Your Audience Before You Ever Open Your Mouth - Part 1 >>

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Sometimes The Speech Isn’t About The Speaker

In addition to being a motivational speaker in the business community, I’m also a motivational speaker in the church community.  I learn many lessons about the art of motivational speaking from my church audiences – lessons that can apply to anyone in the business of motivational speaking.… Continue reading - Sometimes The Speech Isn’t About The Speaker >>

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The Secret to Motivational Speaking

I hate it when people claim they have the secret to all of your problems – like the secret to weight loss, or the secret to hair renewal, or the secret to making a million dollars without lifting a finger, spending a dime, or leaving your house. These secrets are secrets all right, in that nobody’s ever heard of them before. What they don’t tell you is that the reason nobody’s ever heard of them is because they don’t work. And here I come along claiming to have the secret to being an effective motivational speaker. But I don’t know what else to call it, because while it isn’t anything new, most speakers out there haven’t grasped the key to writing and delivering a motivational speech that actually does what it promises – motivates people.… Continue reading - The Secret to Motivational Speaking >>

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